Northside put together a number of long drives, scored at least once in every quarter and heartily earned its first win of the season, 35-7 over Peach County.
Both punted to start the game – both also moved the ball some in the process. The Eagles started their second possession on their own 19. From there they put together a seven-play, 81-yard drive and their first score. It came via a three-yard run by Ethan Riley. Ashton Paredes made the point after to make it 7-0. That’s where it stood after one.
After forcing the Trojans to punt, Northside then put together a second long drive – time of possession for the majority of the night weighed heavily in its favor. It went nine plays, 90 yards and capped the drive off with a six-yard run by quarterback Damien Dee. Paredes made it 14-0.
Peach County did cut that in half with a nine play, 60-yard drive of its own. It was finished off with a pass from Colter Ginn to a receiver (number not on roster).
The Eagles punted after that, but not until running off another nine plays. The Trojans managed only to finish off only the final two minutes of the second half clock.
Northside forced Peach County to punt again to start the third. It then answered with another score, a long drive and a seven-yard score by Michael McClendon. Paredes made it 21-7.
Jamari Shines’ 30-yard pick-six following that, made it 28-7.
The two ushered in the fourth quarter with that score remaining intact.
Finally, Dee made it the 35-7 with a 94-yard run. That came with about three minutes left.
An interception took care of another Peach County possession and the Eagles’ offense took care of the rest of the clock.